Global Philosopher, The [World Service]

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Pandemic Ethics2020040420200405 (WS)

Michael Sandel examines the ethical issues arising from the coronavirus pandemic with a panel of contributors – including from China, Norway, South Korea, Brazil, Germany and the hard-hit Italian city of Bergamo.

They debate whether it can ever be morally justified to stockpile goods or to raise prices sharply: whether governments should have new powers to monitor citizens’ movements, e.g. by accessing information from their mobile phones: and if there is a shortage of ventilators, how should the agonizing decision be made about who should be allowed to die?

Presenter: Michael Sandel
Producer: David Edmonds

(Image: Covid - Intensive Care, Credit: Reuters)

Michael Sandel examines pandemic ethics with participants from around the world.

Pandemic ethics2020040420200405 (WS)

Michael Sandel examines the ethical issues arising from the coronavirus pandemic with a panel of contributors, including from China, Norway, South Korea, Brazil, Germany and the hard-hit Italian city of Bergamo.

They debate whether it can ever be morally justified to stockpile goods or to raise prices sharply; whether governments should have new powers to monitor citizens’ movements, e.g. by accessing information from their mobile phones; and if there is a shortage of ventilators, how should the agonizing decision be made about who should be allowed to die?

Presenter: Michael Sandel
Producer: David Edmonds

(Image: Covid - Intensive care, Credit: Reuters)

Michael Sandel examines pandemic ethics with participants from around the world

Michael Sandel examines pandemic ethics with participants from around the world.